Allison Jackson

Allison Jackson works from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. @AFP correspondent in Rio de Janeiro. Previously in Kabul, Hong Kong, Mexico, Beijing and Sydney Allison Jackson has over 1581 followers on Twitter.

Afghan media defiant after deadly day for journalists

Journalists have vowed to continue reporting after the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001

Kabul hotel reopens after deadly attack but guests stay away

After 25 people were killed, a historical hotel is open for business, cutting prices to entice guests to stay the night

China financial system vulnerable, warns IMF

The IMF says China's financial system is at risk from bad loans, booming private lending and sharp falls in property prices.

China ponders legalising secret detentions

China is considering changes to its criminal law that human rights activists say would effectively legalise the forced disappearance of dissidents.

Chinese farmers go online to sell produce

There's a a growing number of Chinese farmers selling their produce online, giving them access to customers countrywide and boosting their income.

China landslides leave scores dead

More than 80 people are dead and over 2 000 are missing after landslides triggered by heavy rain swept away homes in north-western China.

Press Releases

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!

Nurturing expert teachers

There's a shortage of resources in many schools and it's important for teachers to understand that they are the biggest resource in a classroom

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Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation